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Fronted adverbials: Sally Lightfoot crab

1 - Learning Objective

Learning Objective

We are learning how to write sentences that begin with a fronted adverbial.

Context: Sally Lightfoot crab


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Credit: BBC One - Blue Planet II

Clip Description

Sally Lightfoot crabs are brightly-coloured coastal scavengers, found in the Galapagos Islands and across the western coast of South and Central America. They are named after the Caribbean dancer, Sally Lightfoot, due to their incredible agility.They are able to jump from rock to rock with ease, climb vertical slopes and even skitter across water.

In this fascinating clip, one particular crab must escape the powerful, lunging jaws of a moray eel. This snake-like fish, with the ability to slither overland, finally settles in a rock pool. Here it waits – readying itself to ambush the unsuspecting Lightfoot. Will dinner be served? Watch the clip to find out.

Word Challenge

Can you make a list of strong verbs that describe how the Sally Lightfoot crab and the moray eel moved at various points in the film clip?

e.g. (crab) skimmed, scuttled, (eel) snaked, lunged, …